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Helena Meaning


What does Helena mean?

The name Helena is of Greek, English and Estonian origin.

The meaning of Helena is "light".

Helena is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced He-le-na.

The Given Name Helena

Helena is a variant of Helen. See Helen for further details.

Helena is a memorable and bold name.

A name fit for a child full of grace and spirit, a little trailblazer.

A chic name that will be delightful to parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Helena Bonham Carter, and Helena Ravenclaw.

Helena Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 458 in baby name popularity for girls with 681 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 516 in baby name popularity for girls with 604 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Helena sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Helena Name Popularity Page.

Helena Related Names

Helena is a variant of Helen.

Famous Helenas

  • Helena ~ Saint, A Midsummer Night's Dream character, 1 storm
  • Helena Bonham Carter ~ Actress
  • Helena Ravenclaw ~ Harry Potter character

Helena Numerology

What will your new littleHelena be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Helena are often original and cultivated but most of all they are read more >>

Helena Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Helena in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Helena.

Just for fun, see the name Helena in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Helena in Nautical Flags page.